How Abiha’s Move from Pakistan to the U.S. Changed Her Education and Career Goals

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As a young girl growing up in Karachi—the largest city in Pakistan and the business and education epicenter of South Asia—Abiha knew by the time she reached school age that she wanted to change the world.

10 Things Every Desi Bride Needs to Know According to Paging Pri

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From being a bridesmaid and MC to being just a guest, I’ve observed the successes and the failures of wedding plans. So, if you’re a desi bride, who plans on tying the knot with your soulmate, here are the 10 things you need to keep mind.

Did You Know Your Patti? If Not, ‘Who Are we to Each Other?’

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I think of my Patti’s hands, and her voice, and her cancered ovaries and uterus.

One Brown Girl Moves to Alaska and Learns a Valuable Life Lesson

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I hear a rustle from the bushes and I immediately stop moving. It takes a minute for my mind to process what’s happening in front of me. My eyes widen and the blurry figure becomes clear: a small black bear with a tan snout is on all-fours in the middle of my route.

SAHELI: A Friend To Victims Of Domestic Violence

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The public image of domestic violence of a sad, dejected woman with a black eye, does not accurately portray all the different faces of the issue.

5 South Asian Women in Sports You Need to Know

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You may say great athlete Sania Mirza (Indian professional tennis player) or journalist Aditi Kinkhabwala (Reporter, NFL Network), however, there are others. South Asian women continue to make a big splash in this industry and as it seems right now the number will only continue to grow. But, who are some of those other women making an impact in sports?

How Abiha’s Move from Pakistan to the U.S. Changed Her Education and Career Goals

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As a young girl growing up in Karachi—the largest city in Pakistan and the business and education epicenter of South Asia—Abiha knew by the time she reached school age that she wanted to change the world.

Founder of South Asian Young Women Entrepreneur Conference Reema Rasool Shares Insight On Her Inspirations

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 Share on Tumblrby Reema Rasool – Follow @reemarasool A few months ago,…

An Open Letter to the Mumbai Police Against Moral Policing

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Incredible India: Come for Kamasutra and Khajuraho, be detained by the police for having consensual sex in a hotel room.

An Open Letter to Runner Kiran Gandhi’s #FreeBleeding Detractors

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Over this past weekend Kiran Gandhi, blogger, ran the London Marathon without a tampon. As Kiran’s period began on the day of the marathon, she made the decision to avoid the discomfort of a tampon and ran whilst bleeding freely.

Brown Girl Of The Month Aditi Rao Leads The Fight Against LGBTQ Conversion Therapy

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My parents named me Aditi. Removing the Hindu mythology and religious connotations, exists the simple meaning of the name, “the one without limits.” Limitless. I say this not to toot my own horn or

Irrfan Khan Proves he Can do a Bollywood Party Dance Number Better Than Any Hero

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In AIB’s latest video, Irrfan Khan teaches the boys how to do a typical Bollywood Party dance number by crushing Yo Yo Honey Singh’s “Party all Night” song.

What it Means to be a First Generation Desi——From the Lens of a Half-Indian, Half-Irish Woman

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Bonding over shared experiences helps to create a sense of identity for any Diaspora population–and in examining the South Asian Diaspora, it is much more diverse than the stereotypes many first-generation kids were exposed to in their youth.

Trisha Arora’s Vlog: Pushing Forward One Year After Her Dad’s Passing

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Losing a loved one is intensely overwhelming and emotionally exhausting, but Brown Girl Trisha Arora’s vlog gives us a glimpse of hope because we hear how she bravely handled everything that came after the passing of her father, Ravi Kant.

New York-based Singer Rianjali on How Music is Her Religion and Prayer

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“Music is basically my religion and prayer, even after I stopped identifying with God,” she added. “Ria, meaning “singer,” and “Anjali,” the second half of my name, Deepanjali, meaning prayer, equals Rianjali. Music is my prayer.”

Learn the Basics with Internationally Recognized Makeup Artist Karuna Chani in New York City

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Internationally recognized makeup artist Karuna Chani is hosting her first-ever “Makeup 101 Master Class” so that smart, hip, beautiful desi women can learn the tips and tricks they need to enhance their beauty.

Give Skinny Pants a Break With Fashion Blogger Maryam Asadullah

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If you know me, then you know how much I love skinny pants. But, as they say, change is good.

Dress For The Day Friends-Turned-Co-Founders on Fashion Meets Technology

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You may have heard that two friends should never go into business together. After all, people love to warn would-be entrepreneurs of the dangers that surface when you combine business and friendship.

Top 9 Drugstore Coral Lipstick Shades to Have in Your Makeup Bag

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Corals and oranges are the next addition to my drugstore lipstick series where I’m highlighting this popular shade, perfect for the summertime.

8 Ways to Multipurpose Your Eyeliner

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BG beauty editor Sapna shares much-needed tips on how to multipurpose your eyeliner and eyeshadow to make your eyes pop.

Fashion Blogger Zunera Mazhar’s Lowdown on the Print Maxi Dress Trend

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This year, my love for maxi dresses is on a completely different level. I adore the intricate fabrics rolling down my legs mixed with pleasant summery prints.

Gayatri Jolly’s Graduation Speech at Parsons School of Design is a Must Read for Every Recent Grad

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“The answers will flow if we start asking all the questions that all our inner voices are asking of us, out of passion and without fear. If we look within ourselves, we already have everything we need to take on what lies ahead of us. Our feet that have stood for endless hours without a break in the studio can surely carry us through the future, our hands that can sew and rip seams all night long are capable of building the lives that we’ve dreamed of and our eyes can see the future that our minds imagine.”

Makeup Artist Karuna Chani’s Step-by-Step Guide for the Perfect Red Lip and Winged Eyeliner

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Brown Girls and internationally recognized make-up artist Karuna Chani recently met for a fun tutorial, champagne and cupcakes. She shared some cool tips about everything you need in order to achieve a flawless look with a bold, red lip!

Top 9 Drugstore Red Lipstick Shades to Have in Your Makeup Bag

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Finding the perfect red lipstick shade can be tricky at times, especially with medium to darker skin tones. You may simply want a sheer pop of color to have on throughout the day when you need a pick-me-up or a bold pigmented hue for night-wear.

10 Things Every Desi Bride Needs to Know According to Paging Pri

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From being a bridesmaid and MC to being just a guest, I’ve observed the successes and the failures of wedding plans. So, if you’re a desi bride, who plans on tying the knot with your soulmate, here are the 10 things you need to keep mind.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is Back on the Big Screen With Soon-to-Release ‘Jazbaa’

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is finally back on the big screen with Sanjay Gupta’s “Jazbaa.” After weeks of speculation and date changes, the trailer was finally released on Tuesday on Gupta’s Twitter.

How Anti-Blackness Affects my South Asian-American Identity

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I recently attended a weekend-long conference, the South Asian Americans Leading Together’s Young Leaders Institute in Washington D.C., on addressing and confronting anti-black racism within the South Asian-American community.

‘The Bollywood Project’ Discusses Feminism in B-Town with Brown Girl Magazine

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“The Bollywood Project” emerged from a common interest in getting involved with our culture. As is typical in a desi household, we both grew up watching Bollywood with our families (Uzma more so than I) but when it came to balancing that with our American identity, Bollywood was put on the back burner for some time.

CXC Productions to Launch New Short Film as Part of its InBetweener Movement

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CXC Productions and the entire “Now and Then” team feel proud to support and encourage the act of being an InBetweener. Both teams want to not just recognize a single talent, but actually the many talents each individual holds.

How Carnatic Vocal Lessons Helped One Brown Girl Transition to Jazz Music

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Krithi Rao found that her Indian Carnatic background came in handy. “My Carnatic music training definitely helped me pick up jazz vocals pretty quickly,” she said. “A lot of famous jazz artists have cited Indian classical music as an inspiration, and I definitely share that same view.”

Fast Five Interview With Visual Artist Sania Ahmed

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The Brooklyn-native and Columbia University grad student is a budding artist, who uses different mediums to explore visual art. After watching her first video “Blessings,” we needed to learn about the creative person behind the camera.

How Misogyny in Punjabi Lyrics and Music Videos Contribute to India’s Rape Culture

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Ever since I could remember, I’ve always loved Indian music, especially Punjabi music. I remember dancing around in my purple lehnga in my New York apartment when I was five years old, listening to Surjit Bindrakhia.

Sofia Ashraf’s Environmentally Tuned “Anaconda” Rap is a Must See

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Sofia Ashraf’s incredible music video of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” touches on a social justice issue that goes beyond the realms of human rights.